What better way to celebrate World Watsu® Week (April 20-26, 2009) than to donate water therapy sessions for children living in orphanages and childcare institutions?
Watsu providers from all over the world (Brazil, Haiti, France, Great Britain, USA, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Thailand and Africa) are joining in.
Watsu for Orphans was initiated by Basia Szpak Borst, a Watsu practitioner and instructor from the Netherlands, and is supported by an Endowment Fund.
This project is an opportunity for orphanages to learn about this ground-breaking water therapy (Watsu) and to benefit from the installation of mobile pools donated by the Endowment Fund wherever technical possibilities allow their installation.
The long-term objective of the donation is to ensure continuous presence of Watsu practitioners and therefore enable participating institutions to integrate Watsu into their existing therapeutic and pedagogical programs.
But why water for these children?
As just one example, look to Bulgaria where the Ministry of Health is monitoring a 10-year follow-up of babies from an orphanage. They found that these children had a greater chance to be adopted because of a 20-minute a day medical water training.
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